News Page: Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride
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Reading Transport Fleet List: Alexander Dennis
Enviro 200 MMC demonstrator YX65 RKK arrived on 2nd and was out on
driver training by 4th. Thanks to Martin for this. 521/3 gained Silver Stars branding over half term, reappearing on 2nd.
522 had also been done by 4th. 802 had re-entered service in Claret
Spritzer livery by 26th October. 844 and 1206 have gained new MegaRears
for Just Tiles. Thanks to James Cusworth for this. 525 had entered
service in September rather than on 6th October. 651-3 gained full
Winnersh Triangle Park & Ride branding on 25th October ready for the
opening on 26th. 524 had returned from repaint into generic silver by
1st November pending the application of vinyls, with 525 now away.
551/69 appear to be withdrawn. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 805 had
returned following repaint into silver/gray on 31st October and was back
in service by 4th, with 806 now being prepared.
Carousel Buses Fleet List:
709 has transferred back to Thames Travel. Thanks to Ralph Adams. It
retained Thames Travel livery. Thanks to David Winyard for this. 553 has been repainted into
fleet livery without lettering.
First Berkshire Fleet List: 20612
has been repainted into the the RailAir & you're there livery with
Bristol to Bangkok rear. 33142/5/7 transferred to First Hampshire and
Dorset in July, 33180-2 in August, 33153, 64014/6 in September and
44507, 64012/3/7 in October. Routemasters 39735 and 39810 have
temporarily gone into store at Reading Buses (39810 on 4th October and
39738 on approx 8th October), having previously been in Bracknell. They
are expected to transfer to Slough once the remaining ex Bracknell
vehicles have departed. Thanks to Brian Coney for this. 33153/80/83 are
currently on loan to First Norwich. 42346 appears to have been
withdrawn. Four Wright Streetlite Max 63313-16 are on order for imminent
delivery (with similar 63312 due for Hampshire). Thanks to David
Fuller for this. It is assumed
that 32963, 33143/4/8 have transferred from Bracknell to Slough with the
status of the route 90 branding on 33144/8 to be confirmed.
Oxford Bus Company Fleet List: 223
has been repainted blue for route 2, with 224-9 to follow. Thanks to
Malcolm Crowe for this. 368/9 have gained 'Electicity' branding matching
351-64. Thanks to Graham Low for this.
Stagecoach in Oxfordshire Fleet List:
37401-5 entered service on 2nd, with 36451/3/5 and loaned 36763/4 to
transfer to Oxford to replace 22761-4. Thanks to Malcolm Crowe for this.
34472 has returned to service whilst 36451 has yet to depart. Thanks to
Martin Townsend for this. 22765-71 transferred to Stagecoach Yorkshire
Weavaway Travel Fleet List: 327 RFC has been reregistered RH62 OHC.
Thanks to Brian Coney for this. The Volvo Olympian fleet has been named
using former Midland Red post MAP local identity names and in many cases
re-registered to form a chassis number order sequence. P724 GND has been
reregistered C1 OXF, C1 OXF becomes C2 OXF, C2 OXF becomes C3 OXF, C16
TCL becomes C4 OXF, C17 TCL becomes C5 OXF, R511 UWL becomes C6 OXF, C18
TCL becomes C7 OXF, C19 TCL becomes C8 OXF, C13 TCL becomes C9 OXF, C15
TCL becomes C10 OXF, R749 DRJ becomes C16 TCL, S764 SVU becomes C17 TCL,
C10 OXF becomes C18 TCL, C9 OXF becomes C19 TCL. Also 461 XPB has been
reregistered RH62 OHD, but 653 GBU has not gone back to RX12 HWK as
previously suggested. AF53 OXF is with Plaxton (dealer) pending onward
sale. Thanks to David Wilder for this.